Small Island Developing States


Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are a group of low-lying island nations that are home to approximately 65 million people who live across more than 1,000 islands, many of them in the Caribbean.

The 39 SIDS represent some of the most vulnerable and marginalized populations on the planet, facing a unique set of challenges. Their small size, geographic remoteness, narrow resource, and export base makes them vulnerable to exogenous economic, social, and environmental shocks and crises.

SIDS are on the frontlines of the climate crisis, but they are also at the forefront of climate solutions. Many SIDS have made strong political commitments to a net-zero carbon and climate-resilient future.

 SIDS have also embraced digital technologies and are increasingly becoming Small Island Digital States.

 Together with governments and partners, UNDP supports SIDS on digital transformation, blue economy and climate action, leaving no one behind.


In Small Island Developing States, digital provides young people with: ✔️New opportunities ✔️Careers ✔️Ways of learning ✔️Connection